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Instead of being a follower they should serve chicken thighs.
Wings are super expensive because every pub style restaurant basically has to have them on the menu. Chicken thighs cooked the same way have 5 times more meat and are generally 1/3 the price only because wings are trendy.
It’s chicken thigh season! While chicken wing prices are outrageous a way better option are chicken thighs. Always inexpensive in the markets and super easy to cook. Two super full charcoal baskets with the coals ripping and offset on the charcoal grate. Lay a large piece of foil next to it and under where you’ll place your chicken thighs. Take chicken out of package, Pat dry with paper towels, lightly coat with peanut and then your favorite rub. Arrange chicken on grill grate opposite the coals and over the foil so the foil catches the large amount of chicken fat drippings. Keep all vents wide open and let it rip for 40 minutes covered with top vent wide open. Uncover- sauce- recover for 7 minutes to let sauce set up. Done- enjoy!!!
When we had those single digit days just before the storm I had some chicken thighs but I wasn’t about to try to be outdoors manning the grill so I tried chicken thighs in the crock pot (well the crock pot and other things).
First I cooked a pound of bacon for breakfast for the family and left the bacon fat in the pan on the stove.
Then I pat dry all the chicken thighs with paper towels and lightly seasoned them with salt and pepper.
Next tossed them a couple of minutes on each side in the pan of bacon fat to crisp up the skin.
After that I chopped up a couple of cloves of garlic and put the chicken thighs in the bottom of the crock pot and again seasoned with salt pepper and tossed in teh garlic and then covered with store bought Thai Peanut sauce.
No braising liquid is needed as the chicken thighs throw plenty of fat as it renders down.
I also had a couple of strips of bacon left over from earlier so I placed them on top of two of the thighs.
On high for 3 hours.
Next remove and place on a foiled cookie sheet and under the broiler for three minutes to crisp up the skin.
It’s sooooo easy and sooooo satisfying. You gotta try it.
Leave a stick of butter (or more if you want to make a bunch) on the counter for at least a half hour to soften.
Put it in a bowl in the microwave for 12 seconds to soften further.
Cut into chunks in the bowl.
Mix in whatever herbs and seasonings you think would go well together.
I used finely chopped rosemary and thyme, crushed up and minced garlic, red pepper flakes, coarse black pepper and salt. (Use whatever appeals to you)
Then place it back on the butter wrapper and fold up and place back in the fridge for when you are ready to use it. Some people I see on youtube videos roll it up into tubes on parchment paper. It looks a little fancier but I didn’t have any.
It’s so simple I suggest you give it a whirl. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different ingredients and using it on some home cooked bread.